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08-03-2011
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Since I can't afford a Celine bag I got the next best thing:p

zara.com
i also got that handbag a few weeks ago!! i love it so much - big change from my usual giganormous bags. i keep getting compliments on it, and it goes with everything. definitely my best purchase in a while.

 
 
09-03-2011
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haha that's me in a nutshell! And I always end up buying a ton of bags, hoping one could live up to the original. In the end they total up to the price of a classic and I still end up itching for it.

Maybe I should re-think my strategy
I think a lot of people have this problem, . I've learnt from mistake, but it's still tempting to get the Zara version because it's so pretty. Bah, can't decide .

 
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hm, one designer bag costs at least a thousand euros, so you would have to buy at least ten zara bags per year ... I never like ten bags in a year, not even designer bags.

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oh, i love this!!!!

 
10-03-2011
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Got it yesterday! Very happy with the leather and everything.



(my own pic)

 
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hm, one designer bag costs at least a thousand euros, so you would have to buy at least ten zara bags per year ... I never like ten bags in a year, not even designer bags.
Not if your designer bag lasts more than a year. If it last 5 years, it's only equivalent to 2 Zara bags per year. If it last 10 years, it's equivalent to buying one Zara bag per year.

The thing about designer, is that it has longevity - beyond that it's usually better made than some high street items. Well, unless it's really trendy or you change your mind - but, then you could also try to resell it and probably get a higher percentage of the original price than with a Zara bag. Another issue, is like with me and others, the high street item does simply not satisfy our craving and eventually we'll buy the designer anyway - after maybe 5 high street ones...

 
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And I am still waiting for that red bag

source: zara

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Ah-mazing trousers lola_rose! Im trying to get some spare time to have a look around zara, all i do lately is web-lurking.. Im also thinking to get the bag but in red, as a gift for mum... because i already have to many bags and no room for them

 
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GetCloser: thank you! I ordered it online, hope they fit

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Not if your designer bag lasts more than a year. If it last 5 years, it's only equivalent to 2 Zara bags per year. If it last 10 years, it's equivalent to buying one Zara bag per year.

The thing about designer, is that it has longevity - beyond that it's usually better made than some high street items. Well, unless it's really trendy or you change your mind - but, then you could also try to resell it and probably get a higher percentage of the original price than with a Zara bag. Another issue, is like with me and others, the high street item does simply not satisfy our craving and eventually we'll buy the designer anyway - after maybe 5 high street ones...
That's true. I think it's the idea of paying all of that at once that scares one (me) off. Buying high street bags, it's similar to making a split payment making it not seem as much money when it ends up being a lot.

I think I buy around 8 bags a year usually between the price range of 60-160 euro.

 
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Wow, the bag is even more beautiful 'in real'. Thank you for the pic, Grasshopper!

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Got it yesterday! Very happy with the leather and everything.
Wow... I like the bag you chose, so nice!

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That's true. I think it's the idea of paying all of that at once that scares one (me) off. Buying high street bags, it's similar to making a split payment making it not seem as much money when it ends up being a lot.

I think I buy around 8 bags a year usually between the price range of 60-160 euro.
Exactly. That's why I stopped buying high street bags - still buy clothes and shoes though. It is scary to pay so much money up front, but I like classic designs anyway so as long as I take good care of the bag - it should last a while. On the other hand, for some reason I lose interest in a lot of my high street bags after purchasing them. With that said, I do think it's totally possible to find high street bags that you just totally love for years as well. The problem is distinguishing between when it's a fleeting infatuation for a cute bag and one that you'll just love more for each use .

 
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i think the bag looks classic enough that you'll keep using it throughout the years until it wears down.

its as in as it will ever be out.

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Grasshopper, thank you for posting!
That bag is SO BEAUTIFUL! Love the color!

 
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